A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Kawaguchi in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 19:44:10 / 7:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/08/15 / 2015-08-15 10:44:10 / August 15, 2015 @ 10:44 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100032kn. Id of event: us100032kn. The epicenter was at a depth of 82.2 km (51 miles). Exact location, longitude 140.1294° East, latitude 34.8911° North, depth = 82.2 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isehara, Shisui, Atsugi. The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Yokosuka (c. 429 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Fujisawa (c. 394 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 23 km S of Kawaguchi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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